Concert Performances, Full Concerts

Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis”

In this April 2, 2023 concert livestreamed from the Fisher Center at Bard, Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now, vocal soloists from The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and the Bard Festival Chorale in a performance of one of only three sacred works Beethoven ever wrote, the Missa solemnis.

Patricia Westley soprano
Cierra Byrd mezzo-soprano
Jonah Hoskins tenor
Le Bu bass-baritone
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell choral director

>Read the concert program

0:52 Introductory remarks by TŌN bassist Rowan Puig Davis
7:04 Kyrie
18:32 Gloria
35:55 Credo
53:27 Sanctus
57:42 Benedictus
1:07:57 Agnus Dei

Ludwig van Beethoven
Born: c. 12/16/1770 in Bonn, Germany
Died: 3/26/1827 at age 56 in Vienna

Written: 1819–23, in Beethoven’s late 40s and early 50s
Premiered: 4/18/1824 in St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society

>Read concert notes by TŌN flutist Chase McClung